Bachelor of Business

Handbook year

2021

Course code

20510

Course type

Bachelor Degree (AQF Level 7)

Professional accreditation status

The Human Resources Management Major for this course is accredited by Australian HR Institute.

Owner

Division of Tropical Environments and Societies

College

Business, Law and Governance

Award Requirements

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

English (Units 3/4,C) Recommended: Mathematical Methods

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 1 Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.

Special admission requirements

Applicants who are admitted to the Bachelor of Business under an Articulation Agreement are subject to the terms of that agreement.

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

72 credit points as per course structure

Additional course rules

A maximum of 30 credit points may be taken at level 1

A minimum of 18 credit points must be taken at level 2

A minimum of 18 credit points must be taken at level 3

Course learning outcomes

JCU graduates are committed to lifelong learning, intellectual development, and to the display of exemplary personal, professional and ethical standards. They have a sense of their place in the tropics and are charged with professional, community, and environmental responsibility. JCU graduates appreciate the need to embrace and be acquainted with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples of Australia. They are committed to reconciliation, diversity and sustainability. They exhibit a willingness to lead and to contribute to the intellectual, environmental, cultural, economic and social challenges of regional, national, and international communities of the tropics.

In the context of a JCU graduate on successful completion of the Bachelor of Business graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate essential knowledge and innovative thinking necessary for a careers in ever changing business and not-for-profit environments
  • Synthesise underlying principles and concepts for making sustainable business decisions to meet current and future needs
  • Critically analyse the core professional obligations, values and operations of organisations including sustainability
  • Critically evaluate, interpret and communicate information, data & resources in academic literature and digital contexts
  • Work collaboratively and creatively to promote innovation
  • Apply critical thinking and problem-solving strategies in disruptive domestic and global business contexts
  • Convey information and ideas through effective communication skills appropriate to diverse audiences
  • Apply technical and digital skills, including literacy and numeracy necessary for professional practice in business
  • Evaluate and apply ethical, sustainable and social responsibility in professional practice and decision making
  • Identify and act upon, learning opportunities and self-improvements.
  • Demonstrate resilience, initiative, judgement, and reflective practice with a commitment to lifelong learning and professional development

Course Structure

CORE SUBJECTS

Level 1

BU1002:03 Accounting for Decision Making

BU1003:03 Principles of Economics

BU1007:03 Principles of Data Analysis for Business

BU1104:03 Introduction to Management Concepts and Application

BU1105:03 Business Communication

BU1108:03 Marketing Matters

BU1112:03 Business Law

Level 3

BU3101:03 Professional Internship or BU3102:03 Multi-Disciplinary Project or BU3103:03 Independent Project

OPTIONS

Select a major from Table A

PLUS

Select one of the following options:

OPTION 1 (Second Major)

Select a second major. Please refer to Table A for possible double major combinations.

or

Option 2 (Minors and/or Electives)

Select a minor from Table B that is different to your major or 6 credit points of any level 2 subjects, 3 credit points of any level 2 or 3  subjects, 3 credit points of any level 3 subjects

PLUS

Select 3 credit points of any level 2 or 3 undergraduate subjects

PLUS

Select 9 credit points of any undergraduate subjects

TABLE A (MAJORS)

Type of major

Mandatory, Single or double

Credit points in major

24 credit points

MAJOR

AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

ALLOWABLE SECOND MAJORS

*Not all second majors are available in all locations, please check campus availability of the major

Business Intelligence and Information Systems

Brisbane

Cairns

Singapore

Townsville

External

Available mid-year

Hospitality and Tourism Management

Human Resources Management

International Business

Management

Marketing for the Digital Age

Sports and Events Management

Hospitality and Tourism Management

Brisbane

Singapore

External

Available mid-year

Business Intelligence and Information Systems

Human Resources Management

Marketing for the Digital Age

Human Resources Management

Cairns

Townsville

Singapore

External

Available mid-year

Business Intelligence and Information Systems

Marketing for the Digital Age

Sports and Events Management

International Business

Brisbane

Singapore

External

Available mid-year

Business Intelligence and Information Systems

Marketing for the Digital Age

Management

Brisbane

Cairns

Singapore

Townsville

External

Available mid-year

Business Intelligence and Information Systems

Human Resources Management

Marketing for the Digital Age

Marketing for the Digital Age

Singapore

Townsville

External

Available mid-year

Business Intelligence and Information Systems

Hospitality and Tourism Management

Human Resources Management

Management

Sports and Events Management

Sports and Events Management

Townsville

External

Available mid-year

Business Intelligence and Information Systems

Human Resources Management

Marketing for the Digital Age

TABLE B (MINORS)

Type of minor

Optional, single

Credit points in minor

12 credit points

MINOR

AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Human Resources Management

Cairns

Townsville

External

 

Management

Brisbane

Cairns

Townsville

Singapore

External

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Brisbane

Not all majors are available

Cairns

Not all majors are available

Townsville

Not all majors are available

Singapore

Not all majors are available

PENDING CPE

External

Not all majors are available

Candidature

Expected time to complete

3 years full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

10 years

Maximum leave of absence

1 year

Progression

Course progression requisites

Must successfully complete 12 credit points at level 1 before attempting any level 3 subject.

This course has a Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) program culminating in a third year core subject.  Students must successfully complete the prescribed WIL preparation modules and quizzes to be eligible to apply for a WIL capstone subject.

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

No

Special assessment requirements

Nil

Professional accreditation requirements

Nil

Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade

Nil

Supplementary exam for final subject

A student who has failed a single subject towards the award in their final teaching period and who gained 40% or more of the marks for that subject, may be granted a supplementary examination in that subject. However if that subject is required for accreditation, then the criteria specified by that accreditation will apply.

Credit

Eligibility

Students may apply for credit transfer for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Credit Transfer Procedure

Maximum allowed

48 credit points

Currency

Credit will be granted only for studies completed in the 10 years prior to the commencement of this course.

Expiry

Credit gained for any subject shall be cancelled 20 years after the date of the examination upon which the credit is based if, by then, the student has not completed the course of study prescribed for the degree.

Other restrictions

Nil

Award Details

Award title

BACHELOR OF BUSINESS

Approved abbreviation

BBus

Inclusion of majors on testamur

All majors studied shall appear on the testamur

No minors shall appear on the testamur

Exit with lesser award

Students who have completed 24 credit points of their course award requirements, and withdraw from or fail to meet the requirements for progression in the later years, may be eligible for the award of Diploma of Tertiary Studies.

Course articulation

Not applicable

Honours

Honours availability

Available as an additional 24 credit points of study [end-on]

Eligibility

Application for entry to the Honours program is by approval of the College Dean

Normally a minimum average grade of Credit is required in the pass degree subjects relevant to the field in which Honours is to be taken